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Energy Efficiency Service EcoFellowship Program, Center for EcoTechnology – Massachusetts

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: Energy Efficiency Service EcoFellowship Program 2015-16

Location: Pittsfield, Springfield and/or Northampton, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Salary: Pays $11/hr for 40 hrs/week, with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program; Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; supplies and mileage reimbursement; Professional Development: Week-long training; monthly professional trainings throughout experience

Application Deadline: Rolling applications are accepted until March 13, 2015

Description: The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We make green make sense. For more than 35 years, we’ve offered proven advice and resources to save you money, make you more comfortable at home, and help your business perform better.

Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future. We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. We serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains.

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking six qualified college graduate candidates for a one-year paid fellowship position to work with our staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities will support the CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting. The Fellowship offers a full orientation and week-long training by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, as well as professional development exploring a variety of environmental topics throughout the fellowship. Fellows will be based in CET’s Northampton office.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency and personal behaviors choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work with office staff on the documentation of home energy assessments, reviewing contracts, and supporting customer service to optimize our field and office efforts.
  • Assist field staff in home energy assessments, reviewing residential homes for potential energy efficiency measures and assist homeowners in behavior changes to improve their efficiency savings. Support field staff in communicating the program’s energy savings, financial implication and return-on-investment.
  • Assist field staff in performing home energy ratings of newly constructed homes, including field visits to the homes to inspect energy efficiency measures and assisting builders who seek to build more energy efficient buildings.
  • Support the CET Green Team, and work on Greening CET through energy and waste reduction programs.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy efficiency campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional customer service support tasks assigned as required.

Qualifications:
• We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in education and outreach along with a familiarity with issues related to energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
• Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, from August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016, is required.
• Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hrs/week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
• Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
• Driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required.
• Ability to lift and move 50# will be required as necessary for certain placements.
• Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.
• CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

How to Apply: Interview Process: Initial interviews are ongoing until March 18th, either in person or by phone. 2nd interviews will be scheduled for late March/early April, in person required. Hiring Process: Position placements will be offered by mid-April
EcoFellowship Placement: August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Send cover letter and resume via email to: hr@cetonline.org.  PLEASE NOTE PREFERENCE FOR TYPE OF FELLOWSHIP IN SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR SUBMISSION. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

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